op_xyz_to_matrix: Human-readable symmetry operator into matrix and vector

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

View source: R/symmetry.R

Description

Returns a 3\times 3 matrix and 3\times 1 vector corresponding to either a symmetry operator or a centering operator in human-readable, string form.

Usage

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Arguments

op_xyz

A symmetry or centering operation in the form of a human-readable string, e.g. '-x+1/2,-y,z+1/2'.

Details

A string describing a symmetry or a centering operation has a format similar to, for instance, '-x+1/2,-y,z+1/2'. Such a string corresponds to the symmetry operation represented mathematically by the following matrix and vector:

≤ft(\begin{array}{rrr} -1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & -1 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 \end{array}\right)\quad,\quad ≤ft(\begin{array}{r} 1/2 \\ 0 \\ 1/2 \end{array}\right)

Where symmetry operations in human-readable form are useful for the subjective reasoning in crystallography, their mathematical counterpart is needed for all practical calculations.

Value

mat_ops A named list including a 3\times 3 matrix 'R' and a 3\times 1 vector 'T'.

Examples

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# Reflection and translation
sop <- '-x,y+1/2,z'
mat_ops <- op_xyz_to_matrix(sop)
print(mat_ops)

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